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Between Lyon and Montpellier lies a hidden gem: the département called Ardèche. It has all the essentials of a perfect relaxing vacation, including mountains, hiking, camping, great wine, lakes, and rivers. Most importantly, it is not overrun with the tourist rush that is … Continue reading
Step 1: A simple but satisfying midday brunch on a sunny terrace in the town of Beaune, near Dijon in Burgundy, with good friends, mini-crêpes topped with Nutella, meat-filled bread slices, cold-cuts and a variety of cheeses along with a picture-perfect bowl … Continue reading
I left at 7 in the morning by car and as I headed towards the region of Champagne-Ardenne– the region where champagne is produced, of course– just north of Dijon and southwest of Strasbourg, cars and houses and even powerlines … Continue reading
The French seem to be well-prepared for the grey, snowy weather that’ been hitting the country since December. I have often found myself watching the traffic problems at Paris airports on the evening news, skating across the icy sidewalks, and … Continue reading
I’m in Besançon for the holidays, a city in the Franche-Comté region in the east of France, just west of the Swiss border. It’s best known for cheese, clock-making and the beautiful scenery. It’s also known for the artist Gustave … Continue reading